Novel Thoughts: Using Books and Social Networking to Engage Students in 21st Century Critical Thinking

Anita Beaman, Librarian, Illinois State University
Kate Pole, Social Studies, University High School, Illinois State University
Amy Reiman, English, University High School, Illinois State University

Apps, ebooks, online textbooks, databases… sometimes it feels like books are, well, history. But don’t move them to the archives just yet! This trio of school librarian, history teacher and English teacher has some novel ideas for using technology and books to get students excited about history! The presentation will share practiced lesson plans and new ideas using technology to promote reading history.


Sample Student Work